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China-UK Literary Theater coming Friday

The first performance of the China-UK Literary Theater spring season tour will be held at the Shengli Theater in Hangzhou on Friday. One of the projects belonging to the 2015 China-UK Cultural Exchange Year, the tour is being co-organized by...

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Peach Blossom Festival – Pretty in Pink

Qiantao Garden (aka Thousand Peach Blossom Garden) in Gaoting Mountain Scenic Area (皋亭山风景区) is noted for its wide variety of peach blossom in all shades of pink, such as Shouxin (寿星), a blood-red, Baixue (白雪), a snowy-white and Yuanyang (鸳鸯),...

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Bamboo shoots arrive for spring menus

IF Hangzhou natives are asked to pick a vegetable to epitomize the flavor of spring, most would likely select bamboo shoots. Bamboo forests cover most areas surrounding the city and other places in Zhejiang Province, thus the city never lacks...

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Rainy days before a sunny weekend

Spotty showers are likely in parts of Hangzhou today and tomorrow due to a trough of low pressure, but it will turn sunny this Saturday and Sunday, the forecaster said. Fine weather at the weekend will be perfect for spring...

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New green tea arriving in local market

This year’s first crop of Longjing tea has entered the market, sold in teahouses, department stores and supermarkets. Charging 4,400 yuan (US$720) to 11,000 yuan per kilo, Xihu Longjing produced in the West Lake area, costs much more than Longjing...

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Spring is a magic painter

Oilseed rape plots at the Xiangshan campus of China Academy of Art are blooming with yellow flowers. Hangzhou has entered the peak travel season as cherry trees, tulips, and peach trees are all flowering, attracting crowds to local parks. Source:...

Executives of 120 foreign companies meet in city

Minamizawa Fumihiro, chairman and general manager of Brother Software Development (Hangzhou) Ltd, has spared March 20 weeks ago for a meeting with executives of over 120 foreign companies in the city. Brother Software develops software and machine products that are...

“Tiger Wife” who wooed doomed major general

Graft-busters announced this month they were investigating Major General Guo Zhenggang, but the end of his career nearly came in 2012 – when a woman burst into his office claiming she was carrying his illegitimate child, according to a report...